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02/16/99
DAYTONA RATINGS UP 3%; ARE SMI AND ISC IN GEAR ON TV RIGHTS?

The Daytona 500 received an overnight Nielsen rating of 7.9/20, up 3% over last year''s overnight rating of 7.7/19. The overnight rating ties this year''s race with the ''92 and ''94 Daytona 500s, and

Tags: NASCAR, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nielsen, R J Reynolds, Speedway Motorsports Inc., Media

02/16/99
NEGOTIATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION? ROLE OF AGENTS DEBATED

Percy "Master P" Miller''s role in the sports industry continues to increase, and in San Antonio today, Buck Harvey writes that Miller "tells friends he wants to buy the Spurs and move them to" New Or

Tags: Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks, MLB, NBA, San Antonio Spurs

02/16/99
SKYDONE: BLUE JAYS, SPORTSCO AGREE TO TERMS OF NEW LEASE

The Blue Jays and new SkyDome owner Sportsco Int''l "agreed" on a 10-year, C$72M lease, according to Larry Millson of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, who writes that the deal is "essentially the same one" t

Tags: Facilities, Toronto Blue Jays

02/16/99
THE RITTS OF PASSAGE: DEPARTING COMMISSIONER'S TERM EXAMINED

The departure of LPGA Commissioner Jim Ritts is "in reality ... a good move for both Ritts and the LPGA," according to Tim Rosaforte of GOLF WORLD, who writes that the "flashy outfits, frenetic pace a

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, LPGA

02/16/99
FROM THE SUPER SHOW: SKECHERS SCORES WITH EXHIBIT?

CA-based athletic-shoe maker Skechers "took over the enormous exhibit space" that was occupied by Nike at the ''98 Super Show in Atlanta and "turned it into a very convincing imitation of a techno nig

Tags: Cleveland Indians, NBA, NFL, Nike, SLOC, Visa

02/16/99
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP SETS DRAW; IS IT READY FOR PRIME TIME?

The Women''s World Cup (WWC) held its draw during halftime of Saturday night''s match between the U.S. women team and FIFA''s World All-Stars -- won 2-1 by the World All- Stars -- and played in front

Tags: ABC, Dallas Stars, ESPN, Events and Attractions, Southwest Sports Group, Walt Disney

02/16/99
LOOK WHO'S TALKING AND WRITING AND CONTINUING TO BEAT ON IOC

John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance President David D''Alessandro continued to be an outspoken critic of the IOC''s investigation into the increasing bribery scandal. D''Alessandro wrote an op-ed in Su

Tags: IOC, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance, Olympics

02/16/99
NFL NOTES: AMERICAN BOWL CANCELED; EDWARDS' INJURY COVERED?

NFL sources said that the American Bowl in Monterrey, Mexico, "has been canceled because the league could not reach a financial agreement with Mexican officials." A Cardinals-Steelers game was to be p

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, New England Patriots, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

02/16/99
POST-MORTEMS FROM THE DAYTONA 500: GORDON BANKS BIG BUCKS

About 185,000 fans attended the Daytona 500 on Sunday and watched Jeff Gordon receive $1M from Winston''s "No Bull 5" bonus program for winning the race. Ray Grimm from MD also received $1M, as he was

Tags: Anheuser Busch, CBS, Cleveland Browns, ESPN, General Motors, Green Bay Packers, Home Depot, Int'l Speedway Corp., NASCAR, NFL, PepsiCo, Pittsburgh Steelers, R J Reynolds, Viacom, Walt Disney

02/16/99
THE RUNNING OF THE BULL: USA/HOOP-IT-UP ACQUIRED BY BULL RUN

Dallas-based Universal Sports America (USA) has reached a $128M merger agreement with Atlanta-based Bull Run Corp., according to Richard Alm of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Host Communications (HCI), whic

Tags: Dallas Stars, Southwest Sports Group, Texas Rangers

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